Contract Specialist Full time Days

Location
Chesapeake, VA
Posted
Aug 30, 2018
Closes
Oct 04, 2018
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Description: Professional individual who is experienced in high dollar contract negotiations. Independently run effective business meetings. Be able to independently reach out to vendors and customers to provide a high level of service and creative win-win negotiating scenarios to benefit all parties. This person will need to analyze proposals effectively and provide summaries and recommendations to decision makers. Needs to have knowledge of contractual legal terms and contract construction. Able to independently start and finish the bid and contracting process with Vendor¿s representatives. Able to negotiate terms, and use appropriate alternate contract language to meet Sentara requirements. Organizational skills and ability to follow process through to completion with appropriate documentation. Individual must possess and demonstrate strong customer service and critical thinking/problem solving skills. Education Level
Bachelor's Level Degree

Experience
Contract negotiation experience is a must.

License
None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Skills
None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Other
Bachelors degree (Required) and/or MBA (Preferred) Consideration given for familiarity with and experience within Sentara. 4 years minimum contract experience. Strong demonstrated negotiating and contract construction and review experience Analytical experience Presentation Experience to decision makers regarding project and/or negotiating outcomes Project Management Skills Worked successfully independently as well in a team environment.

Sentara Healthcare has an immediate opening for a well qualified Contract Specialist. This is a full time day shift position located at our Materials Management department in Chesapeake, Virginia. Only well qualified applicants with significant contract negotiation background will be considered. Healthcare experience is a plus.

For more than a decade, Modern Healthcare magazine has ranked Sentara as one of the nation's top integrated healthcare systems. Our not-for-profit system proudly includes 12 major area hospitals, advanced imaging centers, nursing and assisted-living centers, outpatient campuses, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, home health and hospice agency, a 3,800-provider medical staff and four medical groups. In addition, we provide medical transport ambulances and Nightingale air ambulance, and we extend health insurance to 445,000 people through Optima Health, our award-winning health plan.

Sentara Healthcare has been named a Top 15 Health System for 2018 by IBM Watson Health. The IBM Watson Health Top 15 Health Systems list is divided into three categories - large, medium and small systems - with five winners in each. Sentara was included in the large system category.

In addition to the data and metrics used to evaluate health systems, Sentara was recognized for its success in areas such as readmissions, infection reduction and VTE prevention, as well as its system-wide process, Clinical Performance Improvement™. This innovative process standardizes clinical and accessibility improvements across all 12 Sentara Healthcare hospitals and uses a joint council of physician and executive leaders to expedite decision-making.

Among our many strengths, we are a national leader in heart and kidney care, stroke care, and infection prevention. We were also the first in the nation to pioneer and develop the eICU, a remote monitoring system for intensive care. Our dedication to improving and increasing medical options for our patients is reinforced by our ongoing participation in national and international research. These vital medical trials help us advance toward our mission of improving health every day.

Sentara employees strive to make our communities healthier places to live. We're setting the standard for medical excellence within a vibrant, creative, and highly productive workplace. For more information about our employee benefits, CLICK HERE!

Join our team, where we are committed to quality healthcare, improving health every day, and provide the opportunity for training, development, growth!

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